A coalition of groups delivered a national petition with 130,000 signatures this week to the White House, calling on President Obama to remove the conviction history check-box from federal agency/contractor job applications, an effort better [...]
The Betti Ono art gallery opened its doors Monday evening to the public for the creation of a mural using images from the “Visions from the Inside” project, depicting the experiences and hardships of undocumented [...]
By Courtne Dixon, Howard University News Service The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack [...]
When the founders wrote the Constitution, Blacks were considered three-fifths human. In a compromise at the constitutional convention, the Constitution was written to allow slave states to count each slave as three-fifths of a [...]
In a hurried effort to respond to the affordability crisis facing renters, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the launch of the (SHIP) Safe Housing Inspection Program. The SHIP will allow fire officials to [...]
Community members are raising the volume on their demands that the city protect Oaklanders’ rights following a number of noise complaints by a few residents targeting Lake Merritt drummers and Black churches.
Environmental and community groups—Earthjustice, the Sierra Club, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and San Francisco Baykeepers—have filed a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) action in Alameda County Superior Court challenging the export of [...]
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are [...]